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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:21 AM

Post by Rebecca Dai on April 10, 2015

Mr. Park, is it national vote that chooses the president or electoral vote? If it is the ladder, than how is people's will reflected and why do people vote? Thank you very much!

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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Sat May 10, 2014 9:40 PM

Post by Shree Saini on May 10, 2014


Political Parties

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:10
  • What is a Political Party? 2:20
    • Voluntary Associations of People Who Seek to Control the Government
    • Political Parties Bring People and Government Together
    • Main Difference Between Interest Groups and Political Parties
    • Major Goal of a Political Party
  • Roles of Political Parties 5:51
    • Party in the Electorate
    • Party in Government
    • Party in Organization
  • Party Systems 10:50
    • One-Party System
    • Two-Party System
    • Multi-Party System
  • What Do Political Parties Actually Do? 14:00
    • Recruit Candidates
    • Nominate and Support Candidates for Office
    • Educate the Electorate
    • Organize the Government
  • Party Identification and Membership 16:35
    • No Money is Required to Associate with a Particular Party
    • Choices: Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or None
    • Factors Influencing Party Identification
  • Two-Party Tradition in America 22:14
    • Factions
    • George Washington Never Officially Aligned with One Political Party
  • Third Parties 26:13
    • Ideological Parties
    • Splinter Parties
    • Single Issue Parties
    • Protest Parties
  • Successful 3rd Party Candidates 29:28
    • Ross Perot
    • Received 19% of the National Vote
    • John Anderson Won 7% of the Popular Vote
    • Ralph Nader Won 3% of the Popular Vote
    • Ron Paul Won0.5% of the Popular Vote
  • Example 1 33:44
  • Example 2 34:29
  • Example 3 36:33
  • Example 4 38:23